1 of extreme force, strength, degree, or amount
2 characterized by deep or forceful feelings
an intense person
(C14: from Latin intensus stretched, from intendere to stretch out; see intend)
Intense is sometimes wrongly used where intensive is meant: the land is under intensive (not intense) cultivation. Intensely is sometimes wrongly used where intently is meant: he listened intently (not intensely)
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